How to buy the first bike

A recurring question is about the best bike to start in the world of two wheels. Today I will talk in general about what to look for in a first bike.

There are many myths about this subject; I think the main thing is about the bike displacement. Some think that the first bike has to be necessarily a 125 or 150cc, having little strength, not surprising newcomers. Others have thought this has nothing to do and if the subject you want to start with a 1000cc super sportive has no problem.

The truth is that there is no right formula, but personal taste. I particularly think there is no minimum limit, but most. I think Motorcycle over 600cc is very skittish for anyone who is very beginner. Of course this varies with each model and for each person, but in general, this type of bike has a very aggressive behavior and can scare at first. I think the ideal cylinder to start is between 250cc and 500cc, as are bikes that reach good speeds on the highway, are light and easy to drive, has no aggressive behavior, allow short trips and are relatively inexpensive to maintain and load the event of a fall.

Smaller bikes are also good to begin with, however, does not give you much experience if your intention is to guide a bigger bike future. Riding a 125 to life, sure to be a more difficult adjustment and dangerous, which does not happen with as much impact if you are jumping off a 300cc for a 600cc. But the cylinder is not a rule! See: There motorcycle 600cc 35-150 horsepower. It all depends on the type of engine and motorcycle. A XT660, for example, has 45 horses, while a CBR600RR is 120. They are very different motorcycles.

Clarified the engine myth, the next tips are more related to ergonomics and the use of the bike. When buying a motorcycle, you should keep in mind the use that will give her. If you will use the bike to go to work every day, then you should look for a bike that is relatively economical and cheap to maintain. It has been your intention is to walk on the weekends, the cost is not as important.

Motorcycle Street type, although they were more directed to paved floors, suffer a lot here. However, mixed-use models get along well, as good combine sets of suspension with more urban behavior. The XTZ 250 X (Lander Mortared) is a good example, and often fits better than they Do 250.

When choosing a bike, you should also note his height. Very low people have difficulty riding motorcycles very high and the same with very tall people riding bikes very low.

If plan to use the bike to travel, then, should take into account the powertrain and comfort. I think 400cc is the minimum required to travel with confidence. 250cc or 300cc bikes to make short trips without problem, but travel 400 miles on a bike like this are very exhausting. In addition to the cylinder, consider the size and the width of the banks, the larger, and more comfortable.

In the search for models that deliver more advantages. Avoid bikes departing the pedal. Starting the pedal is only advantageous for motorcycle courier; you have to turn on and off the bike 1000 times a day. If your use is “normal”, so always prefer the electric start.

Also prefer alloy wheels to buy a small street bike because it is easier to fix the tire if it sticks, besides the bike become lighter and more beautiful. If your interest is the YBR Factor, prefer the SD model, it comes already with alloy wheels (the other has spooked wheels). In the mixed-use bikes, the wheels are almost always spooked … This is because the wire wheels are better for mixed use and tires for use on earth.

The disc brake is greater than the brake drum; always prefer disc brakes on the front wheel. Instruments such as fuel marker and tachometer are not present in all models, and although not essential, are very useful. Make sure the bike you want to buy has these instruments.

Buy motorcycle known brands: Find out the size of the brand service network in your city. Look for the opinion of those who already have bikes that mark, and preferably the same model. The Internet is a great place to research the opinion of the owners.